Alkaline Trio's 'This Addiction' Debuts At Career High Chart Position

Cult rock heroes Alkaline Trio have scored their highest charting position with the release of the acclaimed new album This Addiction, which debuts at #11 selling north of 25K copies in the first week. This is the band's first release on their newly formed label Heart & Skull and in partnership with Epitaph Records.

Called Alkaline Trio's "best album in years" by Los Angeles Times and "a vital, rousing, occasionally heartbreaking monument to punk-rock gumption that gives looking backward a good name" by Metromix, This Addiction has caught the ears of critics and fans around the globe with a valiant return to the band's punk rock roots.

The beloved Trio recently released a vibrant new video for their first single and title track and is scheduled to perform "This Addiction" on "The Late Show with David Letterman" on March 10 in support of the new album. Additionally, the band is currently on a headlining tour, selling out venues across the country. (see dates below)

Alkaline Trio first emerged from Chicago in 1996 and has since released the full length studio albums Goddamnit, Maybe I'll Catch Fire, From Here To Infirmary, Good Mourning, Crimson and 2008's Agony & Irony, which was previously the band's highest charting record. Alkaline Trio is comprised of guitarist/vocalist Matt Skiba, bassist/vocalist Dan Andriano and drummer Derek Grant, all of whom are partners in the Heart & Skull label.

Alkaline Trio Tour Dates:

03/03/10 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
03/04/10 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
03/05/10 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club Zoo
03/06/10 - Toronto, CAN - The Phoenix Concert Theater
03/08/10 - Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights
03/09/10 - Hartford, CT - The Webster Theater
03/11/10 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero SOLD OUT
03/12/10 - New York, NY - Nokia Theatre Times Square SOLD OUT
03/13/10 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
03/14/10 - Providence, RI - Lupos Heartbreak Hotel
03/16/10 - Towson, MD - Rocher Theatre
03/17/10 - Charlotte, NC - Amos' Southend
03/18/10 - Charleston, SC - Music Farm
03/19/10 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
03/20/10 - Jacksonville Beach, FL - Freebird Live
03/22/10 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues
03/23/10 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
03/25/20 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
03/26/10 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
03/27/10 - Dallas, TX - The Palladium Ballroom
03/28/10 - Austin, TX - Emo's
03/30/10 - Tempe, AZ - The Marquee Theater
04/01/10 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
04/02/10 - West Hollywood, CA - House of Blues
04/03/10 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues